Convicted Felon Arrested For Cantonment Shooting

October 31, 2018

A Cantonment man has been arrested in connection with a Cantonment shooting in July.

Ke’Shawn Denzel Bryant, 23, is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He remained in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $300,000.

On July 28, Bryant allegedly shot an adult relative at his residence in the 1400 block of Muscogee Road.

The victim told the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that after he arrived at the residence, Bryant walked toward him and fired twice from about 10 feet away. He was struck in his right ankle and right upper thigh. Bryant immediately ran into a wooded area behind the residents, and deputies could not immediately locate him, according to an arrest report.

Bryant’s criminal history indicates he has been convicted six times of a being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Pictured: The scene shortly after a July 28 shooting in the 1400 block of Muscogee Road in Cantonment. photos, click to enlarge.


14 Responses to “Convicted Felon Arrested For Cantonment Shooting”

  1. john on November 5th, 2018 6:37 am

    The problem is we focus on crime tools, when we should focus on the criminal, if he had rented a Uhaul and ran down a dozen people screaming alu-akbar he would get less news exposure than if he used a gun. Also what about his (criminal history)….we blame guns , but why is he walking around amongst us??? The failures lie elsewhere not in the guns. The failures lie in how we decide to handle criminals. If he would have been executed or imprisoned after his third conviction (Now on his sixth) we wouldn’t even be on this forum talking about this!

  2. Stumpknocker on November 2nd, 2018 2:39 am

    @Just Saying, the prisons are full of individuals just like him, and as far as serving their time and paying their debt to society, loosing your right to vote or carry a firearm is surrendered at the time of conviction and that’s part of the debt owed to society as well as the sentence handed down by the judge. Most of the people locked up in jail/prison has been given one chance after another. For the few that have straightened out their lives and left the life of crime, well their just doing what every law abiding citizen is doing, so no party for them. And I doubt most have repaid restitution to the victims and that includes the tax payers money it took to prosecute or represent not house them.

  3. Just Saying on November 1st, 2018 11:54 pm

    @Stumpknocker and James Simpson,

    This has nothing to do with restoring his rights. This has to do with him committing felony after felony.

    The whole restoration thing is about returning rights to people who have served their time and paid their debt to society and go on to become productive members of society NOT for people who embrace the criminal life.

  4. James Simpson on November 1st, 2018 10:06 pm

    “A felony is suppose to involve a victim. Possessing a firearm is a right not a felony.”

    So, since he’s a convicted felon do you suppose he should be able to vote? To hold public office? Child molesters should be able to live where they want right next to an elementary school or playground?

    There are certain rights which you give up when you’re convicted of certain crimes. The requirements under which the government can abridge rights is in the same constitution as the 2nd Amendment.

  5. Stumpknocker on November 1st, 2018 8:56 am

    Let’s all vote to restore all his rights, lol .

  6. chris on October 31st, 2018 3:29 pm

    Tell me again about how great those gun laws will work

  7. tg on October 31st, 2018 10:55 am

    When will we ever get responsible Judges?

  8. bill on October 31st, 2018 10:34 am

    no reason for this fool to be out of prison put him away forever!!!!!!! one way or another . personally i would choose to put him out of his misery !!!!!!!!!! if you know what i mean.

  9. Niknak50 on October 31st, 2018 8:53 am

    I don’t know how we would go about doing it, but the citizens of this country need to take back our judicial system, and completely overhaul the criminal justice system. The citizens are certainly not the beneficiaries of justice these days.

  10. tooma on October 31st, 2018 8:46 am

    Put him BACK in prison for the rest of his life, quit putting citizens in harms way by chronic felons, and get rid of those put in positions of public trust collecting a paycheck under false pretense’s. Absolute stupidity on the part of the justice system…NO EXCUSES WHY THIS FELON IS NOT BEHIND BARS.

  11. RC on October 31st, 2018 8:22 am

    Convicted 6 times for felony gun possession? At 23? And now he’s shot someone. He’ll kill someone next-it’s coming. He obviously has no regard for anyone. There’s people in this world who are just bad human beings and this guy fits the bill. Put him away for a very long time so he can’t harm anyone else. He’s the reason people carry guns these days-he hasn’t ran up on one of those…yet. He’ll kill someone or someone will kill him-he’ll never see 40 years old-that’s the reality of this lifestyle.

  12. Lol on October 31st, 2018 8:02 am

    @trocarman why aren’t you in prison? A felony is suppose to involve a victim. Possessing a firearm is a right not a felony.

  13. w.w. on October 31st, 2018 6:52 am

    “Bryant walked toward him and fired twice from about 10 feet away. He was struck in his right ankle and right upper thigh. Bryant immediately ran into a wooded area behind the residents”…..

    The cowards always run

  14. Trocarman on October 31st, 2018 3:32 am

    6 felony convictions? Why wasn’t this guy in prison?